All or Nothing (Small Faces song)
|"All Or Nothing"|
|Single by Small Faces|
|from the album From the Beginning|
|Released||5 August 1966|
|Recorded||IBC Studios, Portland Place, London|
(US RCA Victor)
|Writer(s)||Steve Marriott, Ronnie Lane|
|Small Faces singles chronology|
The song was also a major hit in both the Netherlands, where it reached number two and Ireland, where it reached number three. It was also the first song by the Small Faces to chart in the Republic of Ireland, as "Whatcha Gonna Do About It", "Sha La La La Lee" and "Hey Girl" all failed to do so.
According to Kay Marriott, Steve's mother, Steve wrote this song about his split with ex-fiancee Sue Oliver, though first wife Jenny Rylance states that Marriott told her he wrote the song for her as a result of her split with Rod Stewart. Both statements are said to be correct.
Following Marriott's death in a house fire in 1991, the song was played as the requiem at his funeral.
The song appeared in the soundtrack for the 2010 film Made in Dagenham. Nigel Cole's film is a dramatisation of the 1968 Ford sewing machinists strike at Ford Dagenham, where female workers protested against sexual discrimination and for equal pay.
The song is used as the theme tune (over the opening credits) on the 2012 BBC UK TV series, The Syndicate, about a group of lottery winners.
- Steve Marriott – lead and backing vocals, electric guitar
- Ronnie Lane – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Ian McLagan – Hammond organ, backing vocals
- Kenney Jones – drums
- Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 103. ISBN 0-85112-250-7.
- "Official Singles Chart UK Top 100". Theofficialcharts.com. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 195. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- Steve Marriott - All Too Beautiful... p.121
- "Steve Marriott". Making Time 1995–2007. Retrieved 7 August 2007.
- Paolo Hewitt/John Hellier (2004). Steve Marriott All Too Beautiful. Helter Skelter Publishing ISBN 1-900924-44-7.
"Yellow Submarine"/"Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles
|UK number-one single
15 September 1966 (1 week)
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